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JBoss Developer Framework: A Documentation Hub For JBoss Technologies

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Sep 05, 2012

JBoss Developer Framework is a central documentation resource for JBoss related technologies. The emphasis is on showing a developer how to use the whole software stack at all layers (e.g. user interface and persistence layer) in a single place. It contains Maven quickstarts, tutorials, migration documentation and other resources related to web development for the JBoss Application Server.

Community-Driven Research: JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages

by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 04, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 45th question: "JavaScript MVC Frameworks vs. Compile to JavaScript Languages". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

Strong Reaction from Mobile Community over PrimeFaces for ASP.NET Announcement

by Martin Monroe on  Aug 29, 2012 1

Prime Technology clarified its plans for a new version of PrimeFaces Mobile amid strong reactions from the mobile community over its intent to develop its PrimeFaces application for the .NET environment. No stranger to controversy, Prime Technology was embroiled in a disagreement chronicled earlier this year in InfoQ about a competitor, Icesoft Technologies, forking from their PrimeFaces code.

OmniFaces: A Utility Library for Java Server Faces

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Jul 25, 2012 2

OmniFaces is a utility library attempting to ease JSF development for Enterprise applications. It offers several solutions for common issues encountered in JSF, including validation for component groups, a renderkit for HTML5, full Ajax exception handling and more. It complements existing JSF implementations such as ICEFaces, PrimeFaces and RichFaces.

Thymeleaf 2.0: Performance, th:switch, Line Numbers, Template Fragments, New DOM API

by Bienvenido David on  Feb 29, 2012 4

Thymeleaf is a XML/HTML template engine for Java, whose main goal is to provide a well-formed way of creating templates. Thymeleaf 2.0 includes a lot of new features, including improvements for developers who create Thymeleaf extensions. Here's a quick run down of what's new.

IceFaces Ace Forks PrimeFaces for jQuery Support, PrimeFaces not Happy

by Rick Hightower on  Feb 16, 2012 9

PrimeFaces is claiming IceSoft copied PrimeFaces code "LINE BY LINE" for its new IceSoft Ace. While not claiming legal issues with the fork, the PrimeFaces team is "shocked and disappointed" and claim the new IceSoft Ace components are "up to 90% copied" from PrimeFaces. InfoQ caught up with PrimeFaces and IceSoft about this issue. Is it ok for a competitor to fork an Apache licensed project?

PrimeFaces 3.0 Released: Ajax, Mobile and IE 9 Components for JSF2

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Feb 11, 2012 4

PrimeFaces 3.0 was recently released offering an extensive suite of JSF2 Ajax enabled components, a separate version for iPhone/Android devices and support for Internet Explorer 9.

JSF 2.x Update from Ed Burns

by Rick Hightower on  Jan 31, 2012 4

InfoQ got a chance to catch up with Ed Burns, JSF specification lead. Ed shared his viewpoints on where JSF stands in light of Ajax, and HTML5 as well as a recap of what happened in JSF 2.0, 2.1 and what is happening in 2.2. Ed covers how JSPs are first processed as Facelets, multi-tenancy, how JSF will support HTML 5, JSF adoption, high-traffic sites that use JSF, and more.

Grails 2.0 Released with Improved Usability, Class Reloading, and Query DSL

by Rick Hightower on  Dec 16, 2011

The Grails development team at SpringSource, a division of VMWare, recently announced the release of Grails 2.0. This release improves Grails usability akin to Roo console support. GORM, the persistence layers in Grails, maximises the DSL support from the Groovy 1.8 via AST transformations.

Typesafe Stack Adopts Play Framework

by Rick Hightower on  Dec 08, 2011 3

Typesafe announced the Play framework will be included in the Typesafe Stack 2.0. The Play framework is a Rails/Grails like framework originally focused on Java not Scala. Now the Play framework 2.0 supports Scala and Java as first class citizen. InfoQ catches up with Donald Fischer, President and CEO of Typesafe, to get his thoughts on adding the Play framework to the Typesafe Stack.

Scala+GWT Brings Scala to the Browser, New Documentation Site and Scala Days 2012 Announced

by Mirko Stocker on  Nov 28, 2011 7

Scala+GWT makes it possible to run Scala in the browser, the latest release supports most of the language. The new Scala+GWT Eclipse plug-in uses GWT's development mode for faster turnaround. Also, the Scala team announced a new documentation website and the date for 2012's Scala Days conference.

Google Eclipse Plugin now Open Source

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 17, 2011 4

Google announced yesterday that their Google Plugin for Eclipse is now fully open source under the Eclipse Public License. This includes the GWT Designer, which is based on the Window Designer project that had previously been open-sourced from their Instantiations purchase in late 2010.

Apache Wicket 1.5 Released

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Nov 16, 2011 5

The Apache Wicket project has released version 1.5 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with new HTML 5 components, and Improvements to the message/event model.

Is Velocity Killing Agile?

by Michael Floyd on  Nov 04, 2011 1

Velocity, the measure of work completed by the team divided by the time taken to complete it, is increasingly being used to manage the productivity of a team and as a comparison between teams. Jim Highsmith, Mark Levison, and Scott Ambler discuss the misuse of velocity as a productivity measure.

Thymeleaf: XML/HTML Template Engine for Java

by Bienvenido David on  Aug 08, 2011 3

Thymeleaf is an XML/XHTML/HTML5 template engine that works for web and non-web applications. It's an open source Java library distributed under Apache License 2.0. Thymeleaf is a replacement for JSP and other template engines like Velocity and FreeMarker. It comes in two versions, the Standard dialect and the SpringStandard (Spring MVC 3) dialect.

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